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Gonzaga to Welcome Zags Home with Rally Wednesday

Students cheer for the Zags in the National Championship game vs. North Carolina on Monday, April 3. (GU photo by Zach Berlat)

Students cheer for the Zags in the National Championship game vs. North Carolina on Monday, April 3. (GU photo by Zach Berlat)

SPOKANE, Wash. – Wear your Zags swag and join the Spokane community as we welcome back the Gonzaga University men’s basketball team with a Homecoming Rally on the Foley Center lawn starting at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5.

The Gonzaga basketball team and coaches will all be there to celebrate with the Spokane community. Fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and come to campus to welcome the team home.

“Today is a historic moment for Gonzaga University and for Spokane. We are so grateful to our community and all of Zag Nation for your unwavering support of our unbelievable men’s team,” said Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh. “Playing in the National Championship game is an incredible accomplishment for any program. Congratulations to the players, to Coach Mark Few, to the coaching staff, and to everyone who has believed in our Zags all along. We share this with all of you.”

During the rally, Gonzaga and members of the greater Spokane community will honor the Bulldogs for their history-making season. Attendees will hear from President McCulloh, Coach Few and some of the players.

The 2016-2017 season featured a school-record 37 wins with just two losses, GU’s first-ever trip to the Final Four and the first national championship game appearance in program history.

For additional information please visit or contact Mary Joan Hahn, Gonzaga’s director of community and public relations, at (509) 313-6095 or

  1. Les Countryman
    Posted April 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    As a Gonzaga alum, I want to say “Thank You” for the great ride.
    What a wonderful team and bunch of young men and coaches.
    Hold your heads high and be proud, because you have earned it.
    Glad to be a part of the Zag Nation!!

  2. Jeff Owens
    Posted April 5, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Each year our team gives us a season full of heart, conviction and pride. This is what it means to ZagUp. When you do that year after year, it’s only a matter of time before success like this happens. One more hurdle to clear! We are unstoppable. We are ZAGS!!!!

  3. Marianne Taylor
    Posted April 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Basketball are both amazing!!!
    I was educated at GU and the journey of the Zags in basketball has been phenomenal. I am so proud to be a Zag now and always have been!!! GO ZAGS!!!